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Advent Masses & Christmas Activities

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What is Advent? 

Advent marks the beginning of the liturgical year in the Church.  It is a time of waiting with expectant hope. We wait for the coming of our Savior and we remember when he first came into our world. It begins the fourth Sunday before Christmas.

Each week we light a candle on our Advent wreath, recognizing the gifts that have been given to us and for us to see that we go from darkness into light.

  • December 1 - First Sunday of Advent (purple candle - Hope)
  • December 8 ​- Second Sunday of Advent (purple candle – Faith)
  • December 15 - Third Sunday of Advent (pink candle – Joy)
  • December 22 - Fourth Sunday of Advent (purple candle - Peace)

Advent Masses & Christmas Activities

École St. John Paul II School

School Mass & Christmas Lunch Dec. 4 10:30am Holy Family Parish
Christmas Concert Dec. 17 6:30pm Dream Centre

Additional activities: Advent/Jesse Tree will be done each Monday morning during assembly and then in the classroom each day of the week.

Mother Teresa School

School Mass Dec. 5 10:00am Holy Family Parish
Christmas Concert Dec 18 7:00pm Esplanade

Additional activities: Advent celebrations each Tuesday during Assembly at 9:00 am in the gym. Classes will be making Christmas cards for St. Joseph’s home, APARC fundraiser, SADD Liquor Bag Campaign, etc during Advent.

Notre Dame Academy

School Mass Dec. 5 10:00am Holy Family Parish
Christmas Store Dec. 10 9:30-10:45am Notre Dame Academy
Tree of Hope Purchases Dec. 13 9:45-10:30am Wal-Mart

St. Francis Xavier School

School Mass & Christmas Lunch Dec. 13 11:00am St. Patrick's Church
Christmas Concert  Dec. 18 7:00pm Dream Centre

St. Louis School

School Mass Dec. 6 10:00am St. Patrick's Church
Christmas Concert Dec. 18 6:30pm School Gym
Christmas Dinner Dec.19 12:00pm St. Patrick's Church

Additional activities: Advent assemblies on Wednesdays in December.

St. Mary’s School

School Mass Dec. 12 10:30am St. Patrick's Church
Christmas Concert Dec. 17 7:00pm College Theatre
Christmas Dance Dec. 19 6:00-9:00pm St. Mary's School

Additional activities: Advent assemblies on Mondays in December at 9:00am. 

St. Michael’s School

School Mass Dec. 6 10:00am St. Patrick's Church
Christmas Concert Dec. 12 7:00PM College Theatre

St. Patrick's School

School Mass & Songs Dec. 11 6:00-8:00pm Holy Family Parish
Christmas Carols Dec. 19 10:30am & 1:30pm School Gym